Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Note To Self

Do not bring bamboo skewers and drinking straws to clay class as tools. This should have been obvious to me. I should have known that 12 year olds would use them to turn the class into an amazon rainforest hunting expedition. Bamboo skewers stick really well into drop celing material. Fortunately, these are not especially difficult kids and they stopped right away.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Doin' the Monday Dance

On Mondays I teach a clay class for the 5th or 6th grade at my son's school. I also cover morning recess at the lower school which leaves me hanging around for a couple of hours between recess and clay class. Happily, I have friends in the area and today I got to hang out with my painter friend who also happens to be an astrologer. She did my chart for me and I'm still mulling it over. Change is in the air. I'm going to be making some decisions and freeing up my energy.
Anyway, it's been a good Monday so I posted a picture of one of my dolls.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Greetings From Lydia

Well, Hello World.
Welcome to Wandering Lydia. Why Wandering Lydia? When I started making art hats from recycled wool I thought it would be fun to have an alter ego who was as interesting and off beat as my sculptural hats, and so Lydia was born. When I was a kid I was given some Aunt Lydia rug yarn to play around with and the name just stuck in my head. I seem to recall that there was a drawing of a cross looking old maid on the label, but don't worry, this Lydia is nothing like that! My other Lydia inspiration was the character Lydia Deets from Beetlejuice. (though I was born too soon to be a goth in high school.) Wandering is the best way to describe my creative life. When anything and everything can be an art material there's always something new to try. And there you have it, Wandering Lydia.
I'm going to have to take some pictures. This is part of a rug I've been making from the bits leftover from the hats. Pretty time consuming but I love the result.